Christmas at Fiona's :christmas_tree:, But the next afternoon :sunrise…
Christmas at Fiona's :christmas_tree:
Since his parents had died, Will had usually spent the holiday
with friends, or girlfriends' families
He decided that he would sit at home and watch old films on TV :tv:
and get drunk, but that didn't seem very Christmassy. :champagne:
definitely didn't want to spend Christmas with Marcus and Fiona
Will was very surprised that Fiona and Clive were still friendly although their relationship had finished some time ago.
When he arrived at Marcus and Fiona's flat on Christmas Day,
he was pleased to find other people there too.
Will gave Marcus a CD of Nevermind and a Kurt Cobain T-shirt :cd:
But Marcus was really pleased with them, and
for the first time Will understood that Marcus was a good kid. :<3:
people knocked on his door, singing the
song he hated more than any other song in the world
Will was feeling depressed. :worried:
Will hadn't seen Suzie since then and now he felt really embarrassed and ashamed. He stood up, and then he sat down again, and then he stood up again and said he had to go.
So Will sat down again and Suzie sat next to him, but she
refused to speak to him.
Will didn't move
Will helped Megan open the present. It was a plastic musical
toy. They both looked at it.
Will stood up again, but this time he didn't sit down. 'Thanks
for the lunch,' he said. 'I'm going home now.' :!:
'Kurt Cobain,' said Will.
'You threw a great big loaf of bread at a duck's head and killed
it,' said Will.
His famous Christmas song was the only
successful song he had ever written. :star:
it reminded him of how badly he
had failed in his life. :tired_face:
Will's dad had
always got depressed and angry and drunk a lot
His dad had hated Christmas
too, but for a different reason :frowning_face:
Marcus came round and invited Will to spend Christmas with
Marcus gave Will a book of Countdown quizzes. :bookmark:
But Fiona's presents to Marcus weren't very
interesting at all
'He doesn't do anything,' Marcus said. 'His dad wrote a famous
song and he earns a million pounds a minute.' :moneybag:
But I don't want him to go yet,' said Marcus suddenly. 'He's my friend. I invited him. I should be able to tell him when he goes home. :forbidden:
'Yes, but he's behaved better since then. He never wanted me round his flat every day. I just went. And he bought me those shoes and he listens when I say I'm having a bad time at school. And he knew who Kirk O'Bane was.'
'And you all do wrong things too sometimes,' said Marcus. 'I mean ...' He had to be careful here. He knew he couldn't say anything about the hospital or Fiona. 'I mean, how did I first become friends with Will?'
There was something wrong with it,' Marcus said. 'I think it
was going to die anyway.' :worried:
Fiona gave Will The Single Parent's Guide as a joke. :black_joker:
Megan went over to the Christmas tree and Fiona handed her
a present. 'This is for you, Megan,' she said.
Marcus's dad Clive
Clive gave Marcus some computer games and CDs and
'Is that true, Marcus?' asked his father. :!?:
and his girlfriend Lindsey
'What is your kind of work?' asked Lindsey politely.
But later in the afternoon Suzie arrived
Fiona had told her that Will didn't really have a
two-year-old son called Ned
'Don't be so silly, Will,' said Fiona.
Megan stood holding her present and looked hen she walked over to Will and tried to give it to him.
Now play with her,' Suzie said angrily. 'It's easy to see that you don't know anything about kids. But you should learn.
He pretends he has a child so he can join single parents'
groups and meet single mothers,' said Suzie.
Yes, but Will isn't a kid,' said Suzie.
But the next afternoon :sunrise:
They had lunch and
Suzie and Fiona started laughing. :smiley:
The three people on the
sofa looked shocked. Will sat down again.